The Wine and Beer

"One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts"
- Samuel Johnson

We have hand-picked the best wines to both compliment our menu, and ones that stand out in their own right.

Our list traverses both the old and the new worlds and includes fourteen sold by the glass.

At any one time, we'll always have 4 cracking cask ales to choose from.  We take great time and effort choosing the guest ales, as well as tasting the guest ales.

As well as this there are always 3 lagers, Carling, Shropshire Lager and Peroni, as well as Guiness and Aspall cider on draft.

Current Ales Include

Brew 11 - ABV 3.6%

Brewed using a complex yeast strain, Brew XI is characterised by hop notes giving way to buttery toffee, which washes over a basket of red and green apples, bananas and plums. A rounded crystal malt tones the rapid onset but not persistent bitterness. Warm and slightly astringent with a hint of cracked vanilla pods.

Advertised with the slogan "for the men of the Midlands"

Shropshire Gold - 3.8% abv

Golden, with a flora aroma and a full hoppy flavour that is balanced by a crisp dry maltiness and a rich finish.  A beer that has a rich gold colour to please the eye, a full rich flavour to make it appeal to those who preferred a stronger beer, and a pronounced hop character to please everyone!

The Three Tuns XXX - 4.3% abv

A renowned beer from a recipe passed down by the Roberts family who owned the brewery for several generations; a pale-straw-coloured, premium bitter with simple, light malty-sweetness, delicately balanced with light bitterness of floral, earthy character.

Upcoming beers include

  • Timothy Taylors (there's a waiting list for this one)
  • Purple Moose- Madog's Ale
  • Ruddles


New Owners

The bar has a good choice of local real ales, a new wine list reveals sensibly priced and eclectic wines with many available by the glass.
My eyes were drawn to a top shelf above the till with possibly the best selection of Cognacs, Armagnac and Calvados in Shropshire!!
We have eaten there a couple of times now, for a starter you must try the Charcuterie sharing platter, served on a wooden palette brimming with quality meats, even smoked pigeon and home made piccalilli, balsamic pickles and pate, humous & grilled artichokes and more

- osojolly
The Bear at Hodnet, Unpretentious gastro pub

Opening Hrs

  • Mon 4-9pm,Tues 4-10p/ Wed,Thurs 12-10pm/Fri - Sat 12-11pm/Sun 12-9pm
  • Food Wed-Sat 12-2.30pm/6-9pm, Sun 12-3pm Closed Mon/Tues


The Bear at Hodnet
Market Drayton
Shropshire, TF9 3NH.